UN WOMEN: PROGRAMME SPECIALIST - EVAW-
||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
|Application Deadline :||24-Aug-11|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
An unprecedented degree of mobilization by the women's movement, civil society, UN Member State and inter-agency efforts have culminated to position the issue of violence against women at high levels of national, regional and global agendas. At the same time, there is global consensus on the pressing need to support national capacity development and expand advocacy and technical assistance in order to effectively and efficiently guide policy and programme investments, and build and strengthen strategic partnerships to address violence against women and girls.
UN Women is seeking a high-performing, highly-motivated self-starter and effective multi-tasker to join the dynamic Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) team at Headquarters who will bring a combination of professional skills and experience. The Programme Specialist will be responsible for providing advisory and technical support with a strong client-orientation vis-à-vis internal and external audiences, based on knowledge of evidence-based approaches, as well as up-to-date information and ongoing scanning of existing opportunities, trends and policy developmentsfrom a global perspective. The Specialist will also be responsible for fulfilling tasks as delegated by the supervisor in support of management, including projects managementand monitoring, consultancy recruitments and budgeting, representation at meetings, reporting and resource mobilization, and undertaking other functions as may be required and requested by the supervisor to maintain optimal flexibility and responsiveness to institutional priorities, growing demands and opportunities in this field.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Results Expected:
Under the supervision and guidance of the Ending Violence Against Women Cluster Advisor, the Specialist will be responsible for the following main tasks envisioned:
Technical Advisory Services:
- Overall, providing substantive feedback on proposals and project documents, results-analysis frameworks and monitoring and evaluation plans (including log frames).
- Respond to various requests for participation and/or technical feedback from UN Women staff and external clients. This includes participation in the internal programme appraisal committee meetings for projects reviews and initiatives of general interest to UN Women.
- Prepare substantive reports and/or written contributions for various internal and external audience purposes, including reports to donors, fundraising documents, inputs for speeches, talking points, newsletters, guidance notes/other.
- Carry out research and draft inputs on specific topics as needed in support of the Section’s tasks and activities, including for preparation of quality speeches, articles or presentations, technical assistance requests and feedback, among other related needs.
- Coordinate and organize meetings, select events, workshops or panels; prepare minutes or summary reports as needed.
Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Contribute to the Section’s knowledge management efforts, including review of evaluations and technical reports to document lessons learned and recommendations for knowledge-sharing in the area of violence against women.
- Contribute to tracking and synthesizing cutting-edge developments, tools or models of emerging or proven practice in the field of programming to end violence against women, in coordination with the Knowledge Management Specialist.
Managerial and Organizational Tasks:
- Liaise and consult with UN Women Thematic Advisors, Geographic Sections and field-level Offices, as well as leading practitioners and counterparts from civil society and UN sister agencies, for the achievement of the above and related tasks. (E.g.inter-agency, internal and external partner meetings; supporting resource mobilization efforts; etc.).
- Manage projects and process related tasks for grant-making and financial support approvals, and oversee related administrative, operational and budget-related needs.
- Support resource mobilizationneeds,including project proposal writing and preparing donor reports as required.
- Represent UN Women in select meetings (e.g. inter-agency, internal, external partners).
Impact of results:
The Programme Specialist impacts on the success of efforts to develop and implement the EVAW programme of work.
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
- Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
- Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
- Ethics and Values : Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity.
- Organizational Awareness : Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
- Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring: Self-development, initiative-taking.
- Working in Teams : Acting as a team player and facilitating team work.
- Communicating Information and Ideas : Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
- Self-management and Emotional intelligence : Creating synergies through self-control.
- Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements.
- Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning : Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
- Substantive knowledge of gender equality, women's empowerment and violence against women issues.
- Programming experience and technical knowledge in the field of violence against women and girls highly desirable.
- Knowledge of results-based programming and analysis. Familiarity with log frames.
- Experience in project approvals, management and monitoring an asset.
- Knowledge of the UN context and the role of the UN and its agencies, funds and programmes, including in the area of gender-based violence, highly desirable. Experience in inter-agency/multi-actor collaboration highly desirable.
- Strong networking, team-building, organizational, communication, public speaking and inter-personal skills.
- Excellent writing and editorial skills in English.
- Capacity to work with diverse partners including governments, civil society, women's groups, UN entities and donors.
- Ability to manage for results, by translating strategy into achievable plans, with established priorities and ability to monitor and introduce adjustments. Self-starter and self-resourcefulness major assets.
- Ability to effectively represent UN Women in external fora, including policy-making and United Nations inter-agency initiatives.
- Strong management experience in a global multicultural setting respecting gender equality and an ability to contribute to team work.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced degree or equivalent in international affairs, human rights, gender/women's studies, and/or development.
- A minimum of 7 years of relevant national/international working experience in international development especially gender equality and gender-based violence.
- Experience in the United Nations, a governmental, other multilateral or civil society organization in a developed or developing country highly desirable.
- Fluency in English. Working knowledge in Spanish and/or French or other UN official languages highly desirable.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment. More information on UN Women can be found through www.unwomen.org
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